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to everyone. if it's all right for the obama campaign to take credit for it, it's probably fine for paul ryan to notice and i'll also point out that paul ryan is the republican in the romney campaign who said look, let's go campaign among black voters, even though they're not voting for us, because if we're the republican party of opportunity for everybody, that's where we ought to be among the part of the economy that needs help the most. >> david, i want to ask you about something else the congressman said today. abc asked him whether or not the president had a mandate. here's what he had to say. >> the president wins 300 some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina. does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so, because they also re-elected the house republicans, so whether people intended or not, we've got divided government. >> you don't think it's a mandate here? >> i don't, because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. >> david, do you buy that? democrats gain in both the house and the senate.
be right for you. >>> we're waiting for president obama's first news conference hins sis re-election. it's his first formal white house news conference since march. let's bring in suzanne malveaux at the cnn center in atlanta. like me, suzanne, you used to cover the white house. you attended a lot of these presidential news conferences. you know what it's like for the reporters to prepare for the president of the united states to prepare. what are you anticipating as you look forward to this news conference that's supposed to be given at the bottom of the hour? >> i think a lot of us will be looking to see whether or not there are any hints as to how he will govern in the differences in the next four years. it was interesting the first week of the presidency pretty astonishing, right? he had a lot of executive offered. the lily ledbetter, and one that shut down guantanamo bay. we will see if he feels as if he really has some sort of mandate here, that he is iffing to be able to govern, to move from the middle, but also to insist what this coalition of supporters has put on his plate. is
>>> developing now, president obama overseas at this hour making his first public statement on the conflict in the middle east supporting israel's right to defend its country. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> meanwhile, heated exchanges from both sides of the aisle on the fallout from the benghazi terror attack and what krorm former cia director general p at a capital hearing. we begin with president obama in southeast asia at this hour. the president began his three-nation tour in thailand at a news conference with the thai prime minister, he defended israel's right to defend itself but expressed concern over a ground war. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and work places and potentially killing civilians. we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. good sunday to you. what else do we hear from the president on israel and otherwi
of the year. right now, president obama is set today to kick off a series of meetings today with liberal and labor leaders. tomorrow he'll meet with business leaders. friday he's scheduled to meet with the top democrat and the top republican in the house and the senate. so that is expected to go ahead as planned. it really has to. this is a looming crisis that needs to be taken care of. there's another issue and that may have to do with president obama's afghanistan policy. questions about how this latest development with general allen could impact that. is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan at this critical time as president obama figures out how to wind down those 68,000 combat troops that are in afghanistan, that are scheduled to come home, by 2014. the thing is, though, zoraida, general joseph dunford, who is already slated to replace allen is having a confirmation hearing on thursday, the same day that allen was supposed to have his. that is going ahead as scheduled. >> all right. brianna keilar live at the white house for us. thank you very much. and also new this morning, the f
cliff. can president obama strike a compromise with the right? ed rendell and judd gregg join me on their bipartisan campaign to make that happen. >>> and why you have to be so crazy, florida? can the sunshine state get its political act together? charlie crist will be here with that and much more coming up at the top of the hour. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. that moment you enjoy it at home. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than o
it a policy not to disagree with tom, but he's 100% right on this, that the first question i would assume will be about general petraeus, general allen and sort of more broadly that situation. the issue i think is what does president obama say. clearly he doesn't want to -- i don't think he wants to make any news, at least not purposely on it. and wants to kind of move off of it as quickly as he can. that's not entirely in his hands, of course. if the first question and then the follow-up and the second question and the third question are all somewhat related to that, it becomes harder, how long do they stay on it, does -- do we talk about how much do we talk about benghazi, how much do we talk about israel. you know, that's what's hard about a press conference. you get your say at the start but the reporters ask their questions and you never know where the story goes from there. >> john harris, you've been in that room also as a former white house correspondent and the president is going to be going into this meeting with the business leaders asking for their advice, their terms of refer
consulate attack. >>> what lawmakers say they want to know about the attack from the obama administration. >> and happening right now, live, these are live pictures senate arms services committee is holding a confirmation hearing for joseph denver. he is slated to take over at commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan. he would replace general john allen. allen was supposed to be pro momentsed to supreme allied commander in europe, but that's on hold right now. after questionable e-mails between allen and a woman in florida were discovered, it was part after investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus, as ahead of the cia, because of an affair. >>> it is 7:09. breaking news, sal will tell us about it. >> reporter: i have two breakers. one is a house fire in san francisco. news chopper 2 is over this house fire, near the 101/260 interchange in san francisco. and just knowing a little bit about the area, this is an area where there have been plenty of house fires in the last year or two. it's kind of peculiar. firefighters say once portable heaters come in winter, the
the first visit by a sitting u.s. president, mr. obama pledged that the u.s. will be friends with any nation that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the president was only here on the ground for 12 hours, the first american president to visit myanmar, the country formerly known as burma. he was greeted by a sea of locals. some of it was spontaneous, some very organized. school-aged children in school uniforms waved the american flag and the myanmar flag. the president met with the official leadership here, played tourist, visiting a famous buddhist attraction here, a 2,000-year-old temple. he also went to aung san suu kyi's house, democracy activist who was under house arrest here in this country for years. the president went to her house, had a few words with her. but the centerpiece of his visit was a speech at yangon university where he laid out the case for why he's here, why he thinks myanmar can still be
of the opposite sex, folks. all right. >>> it is expected president obama will be asked about the petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon. abc news will provide live coverage on-air and on line at 1:30 eastern time. >>> three people are dead following a fiery plane crash in jackson, mississippi. all three were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house just after takeoff tuesday night. a mother and son escaped the burning home with minor injuries. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> and still no word on what caused a powerful explosion that leveled a neighborhood in indianapolis. two people were killed. five homes were destroyed in that blast. saturday night. dozens of other homes were damaged. investigators say there was no smell of gas before the explosion. but nothing has been ruled out. >>> a cheerleader for the orlando magic is hospitalized this morning after a stunt went horribly wrong. between the first and second quarter, jamie wood was on a teammate's shoulders when she fell and hit the ground hard. paramedics were so concerned they immedi
term? >> retire. >> reporter: king county at home to barack obama's lowest vote percentage but also the county where he received the lowest total votes. here he received five votes. that is right just five votes. the population is small. but mitt romney winning 139-5 made this the president obama worst showing in the u.s. we went to the girl's basketball game. asked mitt romney voters why there was such distaste with barack obama's presidency? >> i thought he sounded like a d disdictator. >> anytime anything goes wrong, he blames it on bush. now it is his fault. >> in 2009, we spent time here. and we met charlotte mccally who told us -- >> i asked god that he would help him truly connect with him so that he would know what god's heart was for the united states of america. >> and this is her today at the women's club meeting. >> reporter: you told us that you hope the lord would help barack obama. >> it doesn't appear so. >> reporter: what bothered you the most about what he did during the first term? >> not being honest with us about where he was born and just different things like
. it was so gracious and classy. >> caller: but the concern is romney looks so stupid he would make obama stupid. really? you want to bring this guy to the white house now? >> stephanie: let's delve in the right wing, after having failed at their campaign and tried to convince america that the president is an eightful, angry man, "hate radio" starting me. >> pull back the curtain on liberal radio let's go to stephanie miller. >> that's the problem jon, it's not just one guy. they become the rapey party. he's like a whore in church, he was trying to sound like a weird hyper hippy like peace love and friendship. >> rapey slutty whore in church. i think conservative has had this wrong for a long time. what they've said sean, we can ignore these guys, they don't have any ratings. no one is listening. they've been able to get their message out a lot more than we ever thought and election day shows that. these people made a major major mistake. forget their ratings. what they say end up on shows etc. and there's no reason to disregard this and say they don't have enough people listening. >> eri
. obama pledged that the u.s. will be friends with any nation that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house reporter chuck todd has been traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. president obama is the first president to ever visit myanmar. i can tell you it's been a whirlwind day here for the president. the president got here, greeted by throngs of people of this country at times getting very close actually to the motorcade. the first thing he did after he met with the president is he went to nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi, who of course is the big democracy activist here in myanmar. the president was here and made the case why myanmar needs to continue its democratic reform and also told the story of the evolution of american democracy hoping it would serve as a model. here's a little bit of that speech. >> i stand before you today, the president of the most powerful nation on earth, but recognizing that once the color of my skin would have denied me the righ
that created the barack obama song where you took all these words. >> right. >> with eve got too much time on the hand. >> word of the year for you guys, anybody? >> lol. >> lol. >> yeah. >> they force amaze balls on me. put it in the script. i go in there and remove it quickly. >> put it in a script. >> i'm not like reading amaze balls today, take that thing out. >> but yet you're bringing it up. >> you brought it here. now we have it. >> take three. movember mustache madness. november is global men's health charity engaging men to grow and women to support the mustache for 30 days in november, and we've brought. >> to support men's charities for health. >> fun for men's health, prostate, testicular and prostate cans everyone initiatives. we've got some of our guys. >> look at this. >> are those real mustaches. >> some of you look like you have been eating manchovies. >> ryan, getting the caterpillar going pretty soon. >> tell that to my wife. >> is it working, sparking conversation and people asking you about it? >> sure, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> it's a really good cause. their tag line is c
barack obama nestled among the sheep and baby jesus. >> that's right. the president at the birth of jesus making sure mary signed up for the right post-natal plan. >> shopkeepers joked saying big discounting would be available on figurines of mitt romney. >> rumor has it he he's 47% off. >> let's look at hillary clinton looming over a diorama with a baby. it is a tiny baby. almost twice the size of president lincoln. i don't know what to make of that but she's got my vote. and finally if you think of the internet as a labyrinth we have to rely on vladimir putin to be potent. when rumors arose he may have a bad back the kremlin immediately denied them. so did the internet. they released these x-rays and this statement with photographs. you think this guy has a bad back no. this guy has a bad back. that's all of the news that's not quite fit enough to print but definitely fit enough to upload. it is the internet report and i'm done talking now. >> jennifer: all right brett. thank you for the internet report. and
to move together in the senate and to have a compromise from both the left and the right. this is consistent with then-president obama and candidate foe hillary clinton in -- >> hold on. hold on. but hold on, i'll remind you what senator obama said, he really admire the rival. there's a political ramification for anything that he does. i have to give the president credit that this is consistent with what he said in the past. >> i have confidence that the president thought governor romney could play a significant and meaningful role. >> kiki ever the diplomatic. >>> also making news this morning -- gas rationing in new jersey is over. governor christie said that there's enough gas for drivers. drivers had been waiting in lines for hours, because a lot of those gas stations didn't have the power to pump. rationing is the still in effect in new york. meantime, 300,000 people are still without power. >>> the soldier accused of killing six afghan civilians in afghanistan, during the hearing, the defense beals couldn't have acted alone. >>> nascar driver jeff gordon being fined
in helping people and not making much dough. all right. steve? >> steve: president obama yesterday held his first press conference in eight months and got testy when asked about the deadly attack in libya where four americans were murdered. >> i would like for you to address the families, if you can, on 9-11 as commander in chief, did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> i'll address the families not through the press. i'll address the families directly as i already have. i can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger that my orders to my national security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they're safe. >> steve: so has the president been forth coming with the american people and is congress satisfied with his response? let's now talk to ohio congressman dennis kucinich who joins us live from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: a lot of people looked at that answer that he gave to the question by ed henry and said, well, he dodged the question. have we heard enough solid answers from the administration
... and talk to unitedhealthcare about our plans, like aarp medicarecomplete. let's get you on the right path. call today. ♪ rick: "happening now", president obama saying that most small businesses would not be affected by an increase on top tax rates under his plan. republicans saying that a tax hike specifically would hit small business owners. so who's right? here to fact check the potential increases liz macdonald from the fox business network. hi, elizabeth. >> good to be with you. the president has said this about his tax hikes hurting small businesses quote, 97% of small businesses will not be affected by tax hikes. in other words 97% of small businesses fall under the 250,000 threshold the president says that will not be affected. however that 97% of small businesses include people who don't hire workers. for example, it includes individuals who sell whatever they can on ebay and report that income to the irs as small business income. here is how the tax hikes will hit small businesses that report earnings on federal income tax returns. the president wants to raise income taxes plus
their rights and liberties. the leader of the movement tells politico that mr. obama's re-election is what he called a cat liezing moment for his group's efforts to leave the united states. he insists "this is not a reaction to person but policy." and what they see is a federal government disconnected from its constituents. really? so far no response from the white house. even though the number of signatures far surpasses the 25,000 needed for a white house response. for his part, governor perry says he believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it although he says he shares the frustrations a lot of americans have with the federal government. texas is america's second biggest state in both area and population. it was its own nation for ten years before joining the union in 1845. and texas isn't alone here either. a number of other states have also gathered more than 25,000 signatures on secession petitions including louisiana, north carolina and florida. here's the question. should texas be allowed to secede from the union? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile, post a
mccain, i appreciate your time, sir. thank you. >> thank you for having me on. >> all right, digging deeper, let's bring in senior congressional correspondent david bash, gloria borgen, and david gergen. dana, you have covered senator mccain for years and covered the presidential campaign in 2008 against president obama and what do you make of this? something personal or political? >> i have been half joking all day, that to borrow a phrase from the president, 2008 is calling and it wants its presidential campaign back. you can see and hear both -- in both men's expressions and in the tones of their voices that there is a lot going on there beneath the surface between the two that's probably not resolved from their battle of four years ago. so in that case it is personal and political. it is personal for john mccain in another way to be fair, because he knew ambassador stevens quite well and he had been visiting with him, and he feels this need to avenge his death and make it right. he is on a mission that is definitely personal, but it is also political in another way in that you he
, that barack obama tapped into in 2008. and remember, all these candidates were running with him this year. a lot of them synthesized their messages with them. sometimes a little bit to the right, sometimes a little bit to the left. but they are coming in as obama democrats into the senate and he's going to have some more forceful people in places like wisconsin, where you have a tammy baldwin replacing the much older -- her core is pretty liberal, but not a champion for liberal causes. maize hirono replacing daniel akaka in hawaii. warren replacing scott brown, what a change from a moderate republican to a very liberal, consumer-focused democrat. and murphy in connecticut replacing joe lieberman. very moderate guy, often voted with republicans. chris murphy, not so much. >> i was up with dukakis and he's working with a cause i help, helping people get legal protection for medical situations. and he was killed for being a liberal. i don't think he can run those kind of campaigns against democrats and say, oh, he's a liberal, that's it, end of argument, you know. >> isn't that part of it, c
it is -- >> it's early which means it's "morning joe" but right now "the daily rundown" with chuck todd. >>> so much for putting the election behind us. as president obama publicly ponders what kind of help mitt romney could offer his team going forward, romney unloads to donors and why he thinks he lost. >>> and if one presidential rival isn't enough, the president butts heads with his 2008 opponent. delivering a tough message to senator mccain over congressional criticism for u.n. ambassador susan rice. >>> also, this morning, violence grows as israel and hamas look to be on the brink of war. we'll have the latest report on the ground. good morning from washington. it's thursday, november 15th 2012. this is "the daly rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get first to my first reads. president obama wanted to spend his first post election press conference showing he was ready to reach across the aisle. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticisms from not one, but two former presidential rivals. the president himself was loose, confident and at times aggressive trying to show he's in
morning. it is of course veterans day, 2012, federal holiday observed right now. president obama among those marking the actual commemoration yesterday. the 11th day of this 11th month of the year. >> yes, the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at are lington national cemetery in virginia. noting this is the first veterans day in ten years that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. and that the war in afghanistan is winding down. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. and over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life. they will take off their uniforms and take on a new and lasting role. they will be veterans. >> the nfl is honoring veterans with its salute to service campaign. for every point scored in a total of 32 games, $100 is donated to charities that help vets and active duty military. >> that's grit to hear. great to hear too. all the veterans out there, we ten our hat to you. thank you for awful your sacrifices big and small. >> wonderful in a sense that, of course we honor our veterans. it's be
the white house, even president obama weighed in on this. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done and my main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on. >> reporter: the president weighed in for the first time on the sex scandal that has captured the nation's attention and forced david petraeus to resign has director of the cia after admitting to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: another respective four star general got a vote of confidence from the secretary of defense. general john allen is' queuesed of exchanging emails with jill kelley, who sparked the petraeus investigation. >> he has our confidence. >> reporter: kelley is under investigation for invoking her special access at mcdill where she was allowed to walk around without a military escort. she is accused of storing cdzal material -- confidential material at her home. >> no comment. >> r
to be objective, but it is not right. that is the real issue. why did the obama administration put an actor in a military role, then as the head of the agency evaluate the actions? i think we need a national debate about obama's troop escalation in afghanistan. it was a failure. obama is now committed to withdrawing in 2014. that is generally a good thing, but did we need the true escalation, how well did it work, should we do more? all of that cannot be addressed unless we have a national debate on the policy. am sure general petraeus' issues and other security issues were there, but that is really not the issue here. >> it is interesting. all of this takes place as roger bales is being questioned for the murder of 16 afghans. he is now at fort lewis-mcchord in washington state. >> that is another issue. i am from a military family. i really mind that the events in afghanistan are on stage. we know almost no media reporting on afghanistan. our guys are out there fighting, and if they get killed, it is on page 17. it is not right for a country to be at war unless it is committed to the war.
goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: there is what president obama said in the past that he might do. we're turning to you outside washington today to get your take on this. can it be part of a grand bargain to avoid a fiscal cliff? bob, your first. caller: i never understood, when you are eligible of age to go on medicare, that that is the simultaneous with social security. i do not understand why those are staggered. for all the republicans out there, i agree, i am a fiscal conservative, that the very least to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 in medicare should absolutely be on the table. i would like to say, i do not get why we do not use our institutions, government institutions. to allow for people like myself, i pay about $7,000 per year out of pocket or an individual policy that i do not use. i might use $200 per year out of 7000. if they give that money to medicare so that i can buy into medicare, i am 54, and spend my next however many years prior to going on medicare paying into medicare on an individual policy, i bet you that there are millions like me read the governme
fifth amendment rights. when he was asked about his company's role in the outbreak. >>> president obama visit staten island, new york. one of the areas hardest hit by hurricane sandy. it comes as new york's attorney general subpoenaed two power companies into a probe into their performance. reports say the subpoenas demand con ed and long island power authority turn over details of their preparations for sandy and their performance in its aftermath. the storm left more than 8 million without power. >>> straight ahead your thursday morning weather and in sports, what's worse? shooting under your own basket or missing three times? shooting under your own basket or missing three times? okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good. good luck! priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing
it won't kill the country. it really won't. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below 250,000. >> bret: all right. there you have it. so. >> two separate points. the first tax rates expire on december 31st. rates are going up for everyone, if nothing happens. if you think republicans can win a showdown on preserving all the current bush tax rates against a president just reelected and gained seats in the senate and the house on just millionaires. good luck. i prefer this as a policy outcome. i don't think it's winnable. i think in the end the republicans will cave. do you cave right thought and get it out of the way. 4% do it for a year little tax hate on the millionaires. get it out of the why is we can can fight about tax reform the big deal that has to happen next year or republicans will cave on december 29th. actual empirical matter. what were the fastest. >> i think '83 to 86 what were the top marginal tax rate. 50%. honestly 35 to 389% by itself is not going to cripple the economy. president obama's proposal. he ran on it let h
obama for unequivocal clear sighted support for israel the right to defend itself. >> reporter: days after winning re-election, the president is faced with a widening conflict that has potential to destabilize an already unstable region. of course in the united states and here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, for that. >> the israeli military, media office, twitter account, gained 50,000 followers in the past 24 hours. hamas has a facebook page and all playing out on line and on the ground. >> hamas threatening israel saying they have opened the gates of hell by assassinating one of their top leaders. >> we will be back with more right after this. stay with us, everybody. >>> as we all know we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone. bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story. >> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment
an obama guy. if anything, he's more of a republican guy at the end of the day. >> all right. jack jacobs, chuck todd, thank you gentlemen both. to chuck's point, this as a distraction overshadowing what would otherwise be the big story in washington right now. congress returning to town, getting back to work to the business of pulling back from the so-called fiscal cliff. kelly o'donnell covers the hill for us. she's there tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. already a full plate for congress. this petraeus controversy has grabbed attention, with members of both parties dismissed and frustrated especially about the investigation that left them in the dark. today the acting cia director was here to talk in private with key leaders. many lawmakers say petraeus owes them answers about what happened in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi despite his resignation. he was set to testify this week and was replaced after the scandal broke. many lawmakers don't want to let him off the hook. this is all happening as newly elected members of the house and senate a
-day forecast here. hard to believe that it's just a week. >> and right now, 57 degrees and sunshine -- sunshine. >> thank you, gary. >>> president obama is touring new york checking out some of the hardest hit areas still recovering from sandy and the nor'easter. more than two weeks after the storm swept through the northeast, thousands are without power. tens of thousands are homeless. joining the president, new york governor andrew cuomo, mayor bloomberg and senator chuck schumer. >> i came up here after the storm was on the jersey side and i promise to everybody that i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said that we're going to be here until the rebuilding is complete and i meant it. i'm going come back today and in the future to make sure that we have followed through on that commitment. >> president obama will take an aerial tour of parts of queens and brooklyn before meeting with families on staten island. >>> banning foods that are bad for you is a trend. transfats, supersize sodas and happy meals are under attack those days. the latest food fight is against junk foods in schoo
know right from wrong and good from evil. >> president obama hosted a screening of the new movie "lincoln" after the movie joe biden was like whoa i did not see that ending coming. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in washington. air raid sirens went off in tel aviv, israel this morning. a rocket fired by militants in gaza landed in the sea. second attack in two days on tel aviv. >> throughout the night israeli forces launched a hundred missiles at gaza city. one hit the interior ministry. egypt's prime minister visited gaza this morning in show of support to hamas. >> images and prop pagan da are distributing instantly. john miller is here with that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are they doing in the way they use social media that's different? >> we've never seen this before which is you've got a shooting war going on that started all of a sudden and you've got the israeli defense forces tweeting out in very real-time, the sirens just went off, missiles are coming, we struck here, we struck there and hamas on their twitt
numbers so we were right. gun sales are surging on fears of a second obama term. n.r. n.r.a. called it on "varney & company" and california voted overwhelmingly democratic and voters raised taxes on themselves. the head of the state's republican party is here to defend this. >> 2014 and 16 is going to be the bottom for the democrat we have eight of the ten worst foreclosure areas in the country and californians can't afford to bail out sacramento so when they turn this down, jerry brown is going to have to decide to cut back on government and keep in mind, he's grown government over the last two years if you can believe it so i think the democrats are headed to a very difficult state, especially after this tax increase is turned down. is wt drives us to broadcast the world's biggest events in 3d, or live to your seat high above the atlantic ocean. it's what drives us to create, batteries that power tomorrow's cars, nearlyndestructible laptops, and the sustainable smart towns of the future. at panasonic, wee driven to make what matters most better. just another way we're engineering
president obama won reelection . he holds the edge in the discussion right now . speaker of the house john boehner immediately saying he generally supportive of trying to close the loop holes. do you see that as raising taxes? >> what boehner said and in the republican position since republican we should reduce rates have economic growth many of which are put in by obama for the solyndra green-type energy programs. let's bring the rates down. boehner was clear he wanted increase revenues it is not a tax increase to put more americans at work. if our recovery was growing the rate reagans did more americans would be at work. in terms of raising revenue which boehner grew about. if you grew the economy at reagan levels instead of two percent and obama and french levels, just growing faster and do that for a decade, the federal government gets trillions in taxes. we could undo the damage by having higher growth. >> gretchen: that's the difference in ideology. raise it to 3#.9 percent x. replace the alternative minimum tax with the buffet and raise the state tax and long-term capitol gains from
right. a large percentage of the income that barack obama wants to tax at the higher rate is small business income. the other part of it that the speaker didn't mention is the other big component of that income is investment income the money that the people put into the small businesses to create them in the first place. doug knows this very well that one of the big problems we have in the economy right now is businesses aren't inch investigating, they are not expand -lg your operations. can you think of a worst time to raise the tax rate on investment when investment went negative in the last quarter? if businesses are not investing they can't hire more workers and i agree with doug it could cause a ou double-dip recession. gregg: if you force higher income americans to pay more in taxes not through increasing their tax rates but rather closing the loopholes, deductions, credits and so on and so forth, that is still a net increase on that important sector. so how is that any more or less damaging to the economy? >> it's always bad to raise taxes. the economy common-sense is to kee
is supposed to take his place, is more than qualified to handle that situation. paula? >> all right. all right, preeti arla live in washington this morning. thank you, preeti. >>> it is expected that president obama will be asked about the petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon, the first since his re-election. abc news will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon eastern time. >>> and it is not over. another top general is in trouble for less than ethical conduct. william kipward has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses. he is being forced to retire as a three-star general and pay back more than $80,000. >> not a banner week for our military. >>> we're following a developing story overseas. a deadly explosion at a nato base in southern afghanistan. one soldier was killed in that blast tuesday. the cause of the explosion is still unknown. but military officials say there's no indications of an enemy attack. the nationality of the soldier has not been released. >>> house democratic leader,
miller something to do. >> because i was so bored. >> yes. >> you're welcome. >>> all right. and on that, president obama is expected to be asked today about this scandal involving general petraeus and allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election. in fact, he hasn't had one in more than eight months. he is expected to call congress to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. cbs news will carry that news conference live. it begins in the west at 10:30 a.m. pacific . >>> now on to europe where flading has battled italy. high water is starting to recede in venice. thousands were left without power and several towns were cut off. now an area north of rome is at risk this hour. alan pizzey is in the italian capital. alan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. don't let the sunny skies fool you. a flood alert has been issued for rome as the muddy rivers of the tiger river which is flowing under this bridge is continuing to rise. cycling and foot paths have been inundated. along the shoreline it has been cut off. in tuscany and umbria, thousands ha
security, the programs that our party has put together. you are not going to slash those. obama could have as much trouble from his left wing of his democratic party as does he from the right wing of the gop. >> yes, of course. >> heads up from the afl-cio. >> the interest groups are digging in on both sides to he can't allow rses. >> let me squeeze this in. why did obama double the revenue target from 800 billion that he wanted in negotiation weise boehner, in 2011, why did he had less access. i think the question is billion than he was looking for before. this gives him a better starting point. i do think that both sides are going to try to work something out before the end of the year because they are all worried about the impact on the economy, not just in jab, but right now while you're watching the stock market and others negatively react to the fact that they are fearing this fiscal cliff. >> he must have known that this 1.6 trillion is a far more realistic number in the objectives. why didn't he mention >>> president obama will nominate susan rice as secretary of state. >> nope, he
.s. troops in afghanistan may soon be decided. the obama administration may make a decision in the next few weeks. the combat mission ends in 2014 but right now still unclear how many troops will remain and for what purposes. he has not commented on his future plans. >>> and you've heard of bomb sniffing dogs. what about bomb sniffing mice? one security company in israel says the mice are great at finding explosives because they have a heightened sense of smell and fit into small places. they believe the mice could one day be used in airports and other places with high security. >> today marks 15 days since hurricane sandy hit the midatlantic and new england and tens of thousands have no power. that is leading to outrage for people who have endured cold temperatures and snow. hard hit with power outages is long island. robert moses is live in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. and good morning, everyone. we're standing in a park where people can come to apply for aid from fema as you can see some people doing. they can come to get help filing insurance claims. do load
obama on the podium. he was aggressive, particularly on the issue of susan rice. >> you're right. this is not the kind of emotion that we have grown to see from the president. he tends to hold back a bit, not be as emotional. this was an area where the president came out very strong, saying that these attacks from republicans have simply been unfair. he called them outrageous. he said if they want to point fenger at anyone, attack anyone, they should dop it the ahim. take a listen. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and besmirch her reputation is outrageous. and, you know, we're after an election now. >> the president also had some very strong words when it came to those bush era tax cuts saying that he will not extend them for the wealthiest of americans. he wants a comprehensive plan so that middle class americans won't be impacted over the long haul and the president believing and saying that even other economists agree as well that wealthy americans can
they feel a lite bit in control. >>> right now, president obama is on his way to get a firsthand look at sandy's destruction in new york city. he'll also meet with families still trying to recover. yesterday, the president talked about the superstorm and he also talked about climate change. . >> have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america, but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real that it is impacted by human behavior, and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> he says he's going to sit down with a burge of experts and try to come up with ways to protect our planet. victor blackwell is in staten island, victor, good morning. i don't suppose people who have like damaged homes from superstorm sandy are thinking much about climate change at the moment though. >> no. maybe that conversation will come, carol, but not today. they're talking about the people who have died in this community. they're talking about this, their bus
the discussions of the time lines, what is also clear that it took the obama white house more than a week to publicly say that it was terrorism. so you do have this discrepancy. the cia director saying it was terrorism, really right out of the gate but the white house having this lag of eight days, bill. bill: a specific question here. answer it as best as you can. what do we believe general petraeus thought that anti-muslim film contributed specifically now to what was happening in benghazi? do we know officially yet how he believes the film either played a part or did not play a part? >> we don't know from the readout from lawmakers outside of that hearing this morning but, i would pay particularly attention to what we just heard from the ranking member. several lawmakers have now described how the first attack seemed more disjointed. not very coordinated as these militants overran the consulate. and the second attack on the cia annex seemed to have much more command-and-control. it was far more organized. it had the use of mortars. mortars are an indicator of premeditation. there may w
obama tried to bring in -- hilary was the big rival at the beginning. somebody asked him early on right after he won the nomination would you really be willing to put into your cabinet a rival even if his or her style was an occasional pain in the butt. he quoted lincoln. ep said the country is in peril, strongest people i want by my side. he tried to bring in judd greg and biden. the trouble with our country it's so divided the other party feel it's a traitor to join a cabinet and even in fdr's time he brought two top republicans into his cabinet. he brought in businessmen. we got figure that out now. we're under a common problem to get this economy going again. he'll bring in who he can. >> is it true he sought you out to talk about lincoln. >> the interesting thing he was still running for the nomination and i had my cell phone and i picked it up and on the other end it said barack obama i just finished team of rivals and we have to talk. he wanted to talk about lincoln's emotional intelligence. he couldn't believe this man was able to forgive things that had happened in the past, he
. >> all right. also in "newsweek," the question about whether president obama's the lucky general or master of the game and explain to us the focus of the story. >> sort of moving from the unlucky general -- >> yes, who knew that generals wither going to be such an issue this week. really examines that charge in a sense that obama's always been about luck. he even became a senator in illinois out of luck because his opponent was mad in scandal. there have been many times when it seems as if obama has been saved by the gaunt. he was in a bad trajectory after the debate and hurricane sandy happened and suddenly he was thrust into a very presidential spotlight that made him look better. but what concludes at the end, yes, he has had elements of luck in his career, but this is really about opportunity meeting preparation. and you have to make your luck, you know. willing to be lucky. obama is very, very brilliant, i think, at making his own luck by preparation and as you saw that with osama bin laden, that was long, long in the preparation. long in the preparation. and as we saw in th
much for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts you know when? >> right now. >> that's right. >>> next, today the president took questions for the first time about the petraeus scandal. president obama says he's reserving judgment. next, adam shift has questions he demand the president answer and making it clear he is not willing to extend tax cuts for individuals earning $250,000 or more. we asked our political panel what the president will have to compromise on to avoid the fiscal cliff. and president obama fiercely defends his u.n. ambassador today after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. rand paul joins us. rand paul joins us. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com "outfront" tonight, we have late breaking developments in the petraeus scandal. first, we are just learning the name of the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that eventually led to the resignation of the nation's top spy. the name of the agent is frederick w. humphries ii. he's 47 years old. he was the investigator who first learned of a
without any political weighing in on any side. >> all right. more to come on this. thank you both very much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com.you can learn more you can learn more at chevron.com.you we're sittinge on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, che
, driven in part by a concern about a second term for president obama and that it could mean new restrictions on the rights of gun owners. trace gallagher is looking looko this phenomenon. hello, trace. >> reporter: hey, shannon. the most reliable way to track gun sales is by looking at the number of background checks being conducted. when president obama took office, the number of background checks went up by 1.5 million, they have steadily gone up since then. 2009, 11.4 million background checks, 11.5 in 2010. then look at the jump, 13 million background checks in 2011, and so far this year 14.8 million background checks and a lot of gun owners say in the past four or fife days -- five days there has been a tremendous spike. now, experts say the increase is because of concerns about tighter regulation on semiautomatic rifles, especially firearms that might be classified as assault rifles. gun enthusiasts point to what the president said during the debates. listen here. >> but i also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on o
for president obama, and i do not mind saying that. right now we need solutions to the problems. i really think the president has offered his hand out. i think congress will work with him. i am optimistic about this. host: can you point to anything specific about the change you see? caller: there is a political thing going on here. you have the midterm coming up. i think they will be thinking about that. there are some positives involved. i think -- really, this was a close election. i know both parties will say it was not. the american people are really a meeting something to live on and go on and drive forward on. i really think -- this did not come overnight. it took me a couple of days to come around. i think this president is willing and people see it. congress better join him and do something about this. host: there is a story about building a super pac called looking in favor of immigration reform. it will be called "republicans for immigration reform." you should know tomorrow morning he is set to join us on this program to talk about the new effort. you can see his comments on the topi
that you're right. in past elections, george bush did very well here. but starting with president obama, it's been trending more and more democratic. and i think a lot of that is what's happening in the i-4 corridor. pinellas county, st. petersburg, my home, hillsboro county here in tampa, both went for the president. but more significantly, orange and osceola counties, you had a great turnout of new puerto r o ricans that made a huge difference in this election, with the immigration issue, of course. >> one thing we need to discuss is the situation in florida. it was an 11-page ballot, to clarify for everybody. long lines that we saw there because people had a lot to consider when going to their polling place. but you were very critical of governor scott there because he refused to extend early voting from eight days to the usual 14. during your time as governor, you did extend early voting. how do you think that florida can use hindsight as 20/20? it seems there is always in modern-day publics and modern-day elections, there's a sticking point with the state of florida. >> yeah. this rea
military struck a syrian military launcher after a war went right into israeli territory. israeli air force was forced to strike gaza targets. my question is, where is the obama administration as the time bomb ticks down in middle east. guys, welcome back. congressman king, we've got benghazi hearings, she is at a wine tasting. we have we've got israel conflicts, syria, pending issues with iran. not a lot of trump with the muslim brotherhood. where are the priorities? >> you think this would be the exactly the time when you need your secretary of state engaged full force. anticipating the hearings coming up in congress and she finds herself conveniently out of touch in australia. she was the one that general petraeus resigned and took him off the stage. now hillary clinton is out. she is off the stage for now. we'll continue to drill on this but the balance of power and u.s. influence does need a secretary of state on tab. we've got two things, the continuing developments in benghazi and how we have to investigate that completely. plus to avert a disaster in the middle east. i don't see her
the church won't give up it's fight against president obama's birth control healthcare mandate. he said they will move forward with lawsuits, arguing all employers should be able to opt out of free birth control coverage, so says the cardinal. all right. rich, back to you. >> thanks very much. >> we know there's no place like home so imagine this woman's reaction from government bulldozers rolled up to her front yard looking to take back a piece of land that's been in her family for 200 years. but after crews ripped up the road, construction was called off and they nixed the project and offered her a settlement to keep her mouth shut. good morning. >> good morning. >> so sorry this happened to you. this is what we call eminent domain where the government, a town, a county has the power to come in and take over land if they want to. but in this case, after they did that, i'm sure you weren't happy with that initially, but then they nixed the project. so where does it stand now? what do you want? >> right now my road is damaged. i have trees of that been torn down, shrubs of that been tor
on their parent's health care plans until they're 26. if i recall right, governor romney said, hey, that was a part of the affordable care act, a part of obama care that he was going to try to keep. so to go of a the president's vote on the basis that we protected more young people from, you know, catastrophic health care costs, that we wanted to make sure people have access to birth control, and those kind of things, i think is going to strike the american people as just kind of very off kilter, and clearly some of the governor, republican governors and others recognize that it's another romney mistake. >> congressman chris van hollen with us this morning. nice to see you. appreciate you, as always. >>> christine's minding your business this morning. news on the stock market and bad news out of europe. >> yeah, lots going on. first let's talk about the markets, you guys. stock futures are up after a really tough day yesterday. since election day, the dow is down nearly 700 points since the election. this morning we learned that the euro zone has fallen back into recession. that's
're about to plummet. it's billionaire warren buffett. he says as long as president obama holds firm on the wealthiest americans paying more taxes, we can just go on right over that fiscal cliff and we will not dive back into recession. how do i know this? because poppy harlow knows this. she sat down for the exclusive interview. you have the greatest access to warren. every time there's news, you seem to get it. i was looking at your interview earlier. he's very candid with you about this. this doesn't look like it's for political gain in any way. we're past the election. it's incredible what he said. >> it really surprised me. i can't think of another big-named ceo out there who feels this way about the fiscal cliff. they're all saying do not go over it, we'll plunging into recession. that's what the congressional budget office says. but buffett does want an agreement in washington. he's not saying we can go over the cliff, we'll be fine. but he's saying if we have to, we will. the president needs to take a hard line on these negotiations with republicans. he says, we nparty. here'
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